I got engaged this February and am getting married this June - that's a 4-month engagement! Needless to say, wedding planning has been quite a challenge. Given the time constraint, I just wanted to do the bare minimum. However, when it came to family and friends traveling across the country, I wanted to do the research to help my guests save as much as possible. Here's what I found. I hope it will help other engaged couples.
You see we went to the wedding. I was an outdoors wedding in Washington State, in April so you know how much we prayed. It was such a celebration. But during the ceremony, even though my own dear husband was the celebrant and the groom especially dear, and I would add we were surrounded by fantastic friends Olivia caught my eye. I hope you will flip through the show to see why. ...more
How do you plan a dream wedding on a very limited budget? Since getting engaged in March, most of my free time has been in relation to the BIG DAY! The ideas are all circling my head. Something I've dreamt about forever is finally going to become a reality! What I thought would be a great time quickly turned into the worst version of 20(thousand) questions EVER! And everyone has questions for things I just can't answer yet.
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My son attended his first wedding this past weekend. Like any proud mother, it makes me very happy to see others enjoying his company, offering their compliments and praise, and remarking on how much he looks like his father (yeah, lucky kid). Although it seems like another lifetime ago since I had kids, I can sometimes remember the way I used to think about children before I had my own. I would silently question why some parents parented the way that they did. I used to be that single girl attending a wedding and wondering why someone would think it was a good idea to bring their child....more
Wedding season is officially upon us, and you know what that means. Drunk uncles trying to dance with your friends, the bartender saying clever things like “you again?” when you order another top-shelf cosmo, doing the Y.M.C.A. against your will and better judgment, waiting for grandparents to go to bed so the DJ can play “On a Boat”. Sounds like a child-friendly scene, right?[insert record scratch]...more
With less than a month to go until Caitlin's wedding, I could tell that Robby was becoming very introspective about the whole affair. Although he wasn't saying much about the wedding or her moving to Cleveland, I could just tell that this was not going to be easy for him..."giving" his daughter away to another man. ...more